Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wash Day

7 weeks post is usually when my Wash Days start to go downhill so its best to be proactive that’s why this week I decided to wash my hair in sections. Yes,  its a little more messy and takes a little bit more time but you will be spending less time trying to get the tangles out of your hair when its all said and done.
Pre-poo: Applied Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, covered my hair with a plastic cap and left it on for over an hour and a half.
Cleanse: I decided to try out KLP’s recipe for a co-cleanser. DSCN5640
1 part shampoo using L’Oreal Power Moisture Hydrating Shampoo
2 parts Coconut Oil
3 parts Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
I didn’t really measure anything, just freestyled it based on the consistency I wanted. I thought that it would be less sudsy, but I probably used a little more shampoo than needed. But all in all it got the job done--- cleansed and moisturized my hair. I honestly felt like I could had ended my Wash Day here.. but I didn’t.
Tea Rinse+ Conditioner:  I sprayed of mix of Green Tea and Peppermint oil on my roots, I let the excess fall into a bowl and reapplied it to my hair. I applied Nexxus Humectress Conditioner on my hair for five minutes and then rinsed.
Leave-Ins: ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer, Sweet Nature by Eddie Dream Cream Moisturizer with MSM to my scalp. I used my oil mix on my hair and scalp and topped it all off with Hairitage Hydration Soft Coconut Marshmallows  and allowed my hair to air dry in braids.
A few hours later…
When my roots were almost completely dry my new growth felt kinda off.. as in thirsty. I realized this after some blog surfing and ran across [this]… that’s when I took my braids out and applied Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to my new growth. I’ve had this product for some time now but never really gotten any use out of it until today. It was just what I needed to make this a successful Wash Day… so three cheers for {RE}Discovering products in your stash!
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  1. #woot for co-cleansers! It's a great way to use up shampoos that strip your hair too much!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Yes indeed! I am trying to use up all of my crappy shampoos especially that L'Oreal shampoo, I don't know how long it's been sitting collecting dust..

  2. I've gotta try that co-cleanser situation! And that Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie is the truth!! I buy it for my daughter, but moisturize my new growth with it when I'm deep in my stretch. Hope your weekend is off to a great start, Harlem. HHJ!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I was surprised that it moisturized my new growth so well, I haven't been having problems keeping my hair moisturized since I found it which is great!